On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1940

  • Mar 1 David Broome, Show Jumper (world champ-1970)
  • Mar 1 Ralph Towner, rocker (Oregon)
  • Mar 1 Robert Grossman, American illustrator, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • Mar 2 Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, chairman (South African Prog Fed Party, 1979-86)
  • Mar 2 Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 2 Billy McNeill MBE, Scottish soccer defender (29 caps; Celtic) and manager (Celtic, Manchester City, Aston Villa), born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • Mar 3 Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
  • Mar 3 Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and Anglican clergyman
  • Mar 4 Kas Garas, Kaunas Lithuania, actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report)
  • Mar 4 Volodymyr Morozov, Ukrainian flatwater canoer
  • Mar 5 Mary Rose Oakar, (Rep)
  • Mar 5 Malcolm Hebden, English actor
  • Mar 6 Joanna Miles, Nice France, actress (Cross Creek, Delta County USA)

Person of interestWillie Stargell

Mar 6 Willie Stargell, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/1st baseman (7-time All Star), born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma (d. 2001)

Hall of Fame Baseball Player Willie Stargell
Hall of Fame Baseball Player
Willie Stargell
  • Mar 7 Daniel J Travanti, American actor (Frank Furillo-Hill St Blues), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Mar 7 Harald Gerlach, German writer, born in Bolesławiec, Poland (d. 2001)

  • Mar 7 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader (Glasnost Berlin)
  • Mar 7 Viktor Savinykh, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-4, T-13, TM-5), born in Berezkiny, Kirov
  • Mar 8 Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted
  • Mar 8 Susan Clark, actress (Night Moves, Webster), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Mar 8 Theo Laseroms [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Mar 8 Johnny Ventura [Juan de Dios Ventura] Dominican singer, merengue and salsa bandleader (“Patacon Pisao”), and politician (Mayor of Santiago, 1998-2002), born in La Vega, Dominican Republic (d. 2021)
  • Mar 9 Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1994)

Person of interestChuck Norris

Mar 10 Chuck Norris [Carlos Ray], American martial arts actor (Missing in Action), born in Ryan, Oklahoma

  • Mar 10 David Rabe, Dubuque Iowa, playwright (Streamers)
  • Mar 10 Dean Torrence, American surf music singer (Jan & Dean - "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 10 Francis Schwartz, composer
  • Mar 10 Joe Bugel, American football coach (offensive line Washington Redskins 'Hogs', Super Bowl 1982, 87; Phoenix Cardinals, Oakland Raiders), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Mar 11 Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
  • Mar 11 Jon Gibson, American flute and saxophone player (Philip Glass Ensemble, 1968-2019), and composer (The Voyage of The Beagle), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • Mar 12 Al Jarreau, American jazz singer ("Breaking Away"; "We're In This Love Together"; "Moonlighting"), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Mar 12 Albert Johanneson, soccer star
  • Mar 12 M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
  • Mar 13 Candi [Canzetta Maria] Staton, American gospel singer ("Young Hearts Run Free"), born in Hanceville, Alabama
  • Mar 14 Eleanor Fount, English actress (Women in Love, Bedazzled)
  • Mar 14 Bruce Snyder, American college football coach (Utah State, California, Arizona State), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2009)

  • Mar 15 Phil Lesh [Chapman], American rock bassist (Grateful Dead), born in Berkeley, California
  • Mar 15 Frank Dobson, British politician
  • Mar 15 Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
  • Mar 16 Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
  • Mar 16 Jan P. Pronk, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Mar 16 Jan Schaefer, Dutch asst secretary of state (PvdA)
  • Mar 16 Keith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter
  • Mar 17 Mark White, American politician, lawyer, and 43rd Governor of Texas (1983-7), born in Henderson, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Mar 18 Mark Medoff, American playwright, director, actor and professor (Children of a Lesser God), born in Mount Carmel, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Mar 20 Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants) and actor, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Mar 20 Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer (Momo), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2012)
  • Mar 20 Glenn Schwartz, American rock guitarist (Pacific Gas & Electric -"Are You Ready?"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Mar 21 Solomon Burke [McDonald], American soul singer ("Cry To Me"; Diamond In Your Mind"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Mar 21 Chip Taylor [James Voight], American songwriter ("Angel of the Morning"; "Wild Thing"), singer, and producer, born in Yonkers, New York
  • Mar 22 Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), born in Samrong Yong, Cambodia (d. 1996)
  • Mar 23 Brian Hastings, cricketer (NZ batsman in 70's)
  • Mar 23 Luis Gasca, American trumpeter, born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 24 Robert "Bob" Mackie, American fashion designer (RuPaul, Tina Turner, Judy Garland, Carol Burnett, Barbra Streisand, Cher), born in Monterey Park, California
  • Mar 24 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Mar 25 Anita Bryant, American singer (George Gobel Show) and anti-homosexuality campaigner, born in Barnsdall, Oklahoma

  • Mar 26 James Caan, American actor (Misery, The Godfather), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 26 Braulio Baeza, American jockey, 1st Latin American to win Kentucky Derby (National Horse Racing Hall of Fame), born in Panama City

Person of interestNancy Pelosi

Mar 26 Nancy Pelosi, American politician (Rep-D-California 1987-), 1st female Speaker of the House (2007-11, 2019-), born in Baltimore, Maryland

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
  • Mar 26 Rod Lauren, American rocker (If I Had a Girl), born in Fresno, California (d. 2007)
  • Mar 26 Servaes Huys, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Mar 27 Austin Pendleton, American actor (Short Circuit; Simon; Hello Again), born in Warren, Ohio
  • Mar 27 June Wilkinson, English actress (Absolutely Glamorous), born in Essex, England
  • Mar 27 Janis Martin, American rockabilly and country singer, born in Sutherlin, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • Mar 28 Michael Plumb, American equestrian (Olympic 2 gold/4 silver-1976,84), born in Islip, New York
  • Mar 28 Kevin Loughery, American NBA star and coach (Balt, Philadelphia), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 28 Tony Barber, English-Australian television personality, born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • Mar 29 Raymond Davis, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), born in Sumter, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • Mar 29 Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian samba singer ("The Girl From Ipanema"), born in Salvador, Brazil
  • Mar 29 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British pop singer ("Well I Ask You"), born in New Delhi, British India

Person of interestJerry Lucas

Mar 30 Jerry Lucas, NBA center (Olympic gold 1960, NY Knicks), born in Middletown, Ohio

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • Mar 30 Norman Gifford, cricketer (respected England slow left-armer 1964-73)
  • Mar 30 Jim Criner, American college football coach (Boise State, Iowa State, Scottish Claymores), born in Lurton, Arkansas
  • Mar 31 Barney Frank, (Rep-D-MA, 1981- )
  • Mar 31 Patrick Leahy, American politician (Senator-D-Vermont, 1975- ), born in Montpelier, Vermont

About March 1940

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Signs: Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20), Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)